Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Nearly 70 firefighters will graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on March 29 in Stow.
Several dozen firefighters, including Jonathan Drobnis from Norton Fire Department, will graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in late March, according to a press statement from the academy. Drobnis is among the 68 members graduating from the Recruit Firefighter Training Class no. 198 at 1:30 p.m. March 29 at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow. In addition to Norton, graduates represent the 40 departments of Auburn, Bedford, Bellingham, Braintree, Chelmsford, Concord, Danvers, Dracut, East Longmeadow, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Holyoke, Hopedale, Leominster, Lexington, Longmeadow, Lowell, Lynn, Mansfield, Mashpee, Melrose, Middleborough, Nahant, North Andover, Northampton, …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Norton firefighters take rapid intervention training just in case they need to rescue other firefighters.
An abandoned industrial building at Phillipsdale Landing in East Providence and a live-fire building at the Barnstable Fire Academy in Cape Cod were the locations for recent rapid-intervention training (RIT) for Norton firefighters. RIT is the training of firefighters to rescue another firefighter “if a guy gets jammed up in a building,” said Barrington Lt. Ed Owens. “It’s to rescue our guys.” Norton trained with firefighters from Barrington, R.I., East Providence, R.I and Seekonk. Heavy Rescue Incorporated, a group of professional firefighters themselves, led the sessions, said Owens. “We learned certain techniques on how to find and move firefighters and replace their air packs,” said Owens. “A lot of firefighters run out of air.” …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Nicholas S. Reis and Eric J. Tynan join the ranks.
Norton Town Manager Michael Yunits has appointed two new firefighters, bringing Norton Fire Department's personnel to the minimum recommendation of 28, but at least one selectman would like to see staffing even higher. Fire Chief Paul Schleicher announced the appointments at Thursday's selectmen's meeting, saying the interviewing committee had originally anticipated hiring only one. Presented with two talented candidates as finalists, however, they could not decide, and had the happy task of approving both. The officer candidates, Nicholas S. Reis and Eric J. Tynan, are both EMT's as well as firefighters, and are currently working in other communities. They will not start work in Norton until four weeks before the start of a 12-week stint …
Monday, December 27, 2010
This week's featured truck is the special hazards vehicle.
Firefighters Dave Marshall and Chris Ferreira of Norton Fire Department are part of a team who keeps the citizens of Norton safe. They also happen to know a lot about the equipment that aids them. Each week, Norton Patch will feature a video of each truck explaining why they are important to the town. This week's truck is the special hazards vehicle.